Former Michigan State center Derrick Nix signs with Latvian team VEF Riga

When Derrick Nix exhausted his eligibility for the Michigan State basketball team last spring that wasn't the end of his career. Even though Nix didn't get picked up by a NBA team, he has made a living playing in Europe. Nix signed with the Latvian pro team VEF Riga. "I made the team today and this is my new home," Nix tweeted. "I like it here it&...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Derrick Nix heads to Slovenia

Former Michigan State center Derrick Nix has signed to play professionally in Slovenia this upcoming season, according to a tweet from his agent. “Congratulations to client Derrick Nix for signing with Adriatic & Eurochallenge club Krka in Slovenia,” said Nix’s agent Daniel Moldovan in a tweet this morning. Moldovan is also the agent for San Antonio Spurs rookie Aron Baynes...
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Nix Has Become A Better Man In His Time At Michigan State

Derrick Nix has had quite a journey at Michigan State. Nix came into Michigan State weighing over 340 pounds. As his struggle with weight became publicly criticized, he was under immense pressure to get it done. That would be just the first battle he would face as a Spartan — he has since been maintaining a weight of 270 lbs, allowing him to become a more physically fit and...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans need help from rival for share of B1G title

EAST LANSING — Well, isn’t this a great way to end an already bizarre Big Ten regular season? After Thursday’s 58-43 victory over the No. 22 Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State has kept their Big Ten title hopes alive. However, they need two more things to happen before Tom Izzo and company can raise their fourth Big Ten title in five years. First, the Spartans must control...
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Nix crushes two cheerleaders while hustling to save ball (Video)

Michigan State Spartans senior center Derrick Nix crushed two cheerleaders while hustling to save a loose ball near the baseline in the first half of Wednesday night's Big Ten college basketball game against Minnesota. The MSU cheerleaders were sitting on the floor behind the baseline in front of the stands. Nix was able to save the loose ball by knocking it to a teammate...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: The impact of the social media

Following a Michigan State victory over Iowa back on Thursday, January 10, Michigan State senior Derrick Nix, a 6’9” center from Detroit took to Twitter and delivered his trademark postgame victory tweet. “R.I.P ta da competition,” is what his tweets read following every Spartan win. However, on this particular night, Nix decided to scroll through the twitter feed and see...
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Simeon Career Academy’s Jabari Parker chooses Duke

After months and months of speculation, the No. 2-ranked prospect of the 2013 class — according to ESPN — Jabari Parker chose Duke as his pre-NBA destination over MSU, Stanford, BYU, and Florida. The 6-foot-8 small forward from Chicago’s South Side covered Sports Illustrated back in May, and has been unfairly named the best player to come out of high school since LeBron James...
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Derrick Nix was driving a 2011 Dodge Charger

Derrick Nix and Michigan State might be parting ways after his arrest last weekend when police pulled over the Spartans center after he ran a red light.  Police gave the 270lb Nix numerous field sobriety tests, which he managed to fail each time.  Nix was cooperative with police after they pulled him over in a 2011 Dodge Charger. Wait, what? This is where ears and eyes are going...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU's Nix arrested, suspended from team

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State center Derrick Nix has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team after his arrest early Tuesday on suspicion of operating a vehicle with any presence of drugs and possession of marijuana. Nix was arrested about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to a district court in East Lansing. "Based on the information we have received, Derrick...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Derrick Nix slims down, bulks up productivity

Michigan State's Derrick Nix nearly ate and drank himself out of college basketball. "It was close," Nix said. "I almost fell off the edge." He's a big guy with a big grin, and he can smile about it these days. But Nix, a 6-foot-9 junior center, weighed more than 320 pounds at one point during his MSU career. He took part during the off-season in what...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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